Issue details

Consideration of the outcomes of consultation process regarding the pausing of the offer of residential provisions at Welburn Hall Special school

The purpose of the report is to consider the outcomes of the public consultation exercise regarding the pausing of the offer of residential provision at Welburn Hall Special school. The proposal would involve the pausing of the residential offer for a two year period from September 2023. The decision to undertake a public consultation exercise was approved by North Yorkshire Executive on December 13th, 2022.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/12/2022

Decision due: 14 Feb 2023 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead director: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Howard Emmett 01609 532188; Email: Email:

Consultation process

Public consultation to be launched on January 3rd,2023 – which will be supported by two public meetings (on January 10th and January 18th).
Executive - 13 December 2022.


The principal groups of consultees are all families whose children are currently in residential provision at Welburn Hall Special school – this includes the very small number of families where that offer would potentially continue into the academic year 2023-24. Other principal consultees will include the wider Welburn Hall school community, particularly staff groups, but also the Governing Body of the school and the wider community of all parents of pupils at the school.

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